The Dallas Cowboys are looking to end the 10-0 winning streak of the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving Day football. The Tony Romo football squad will welcome the Cam Newton team on Thursday (November 26) at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The two NFL teams will start their crucial match-up at 4:30 pm ET. Although the Dallas Cowboys finally brought back then injured quarterback Tony Romo, sports analysts believe that the undefeated record of the Carolina Panthers will remain unblemished after this game.
Romo marked his return in the Dallas Cowboys roster with an explosive win against the Miami Dolphins. Finishing the game with a final score of 24-14, the Dez Bryant squad appears to be turning things around now that their leader has finally come back. Romo has been absent from the Dallas Cowboys' games since Week 2 due to an injured collarbone. Since then, the ailing quarterback watched his NFL team get beaten up week after week. At this point, the Dallas Cowboys hold a 3-7 record.
"I think Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks in the league," Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan shared via The Dallas Morning News. He added, "I think if he knows what you're in, you're dead. So you've got to lie to Tony Romo, you've got to disguise your coverages, and you do get to hit him. But it's easier said than done because you're playing with fire with Dez Bryant out there one on one. He tilts the field as well. You got two of the ultimate playmakers right there. You always have (Jason) Witten inside, so this is a very tough offense."
The Dallas Cowboys' victory over the Miami Dolphins saw Romo pitch in two touchdowns against two interceptions. The quarterback also completed 18 of the 28 passes he made for 227 yards. Meanwhile, Darren McFadden had 29 attempts and rushed for 129 yards. Bryant contributed one touchdown in four receptions as well as 45 yards.
"You just try to do maybe more of it in a single day, and there's just a lot of little things that I would normally do in a week's routine and you're just doing sometimes a couple things per day," shared Romo, according to ESPN. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback added, "And being the first week back, you've obviously got to get your body back feeling good in a short turnaround, and that's at least half the battle. And then the mental side of it and trying to catch up with the plays and understanding what they're doing and how to attack them and where they're vulnerable and my thought process in those moments and all that."
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers will visit the Dallas Cowboys fresh off their slaughter of the Washington Redskins, which resulted in a 44-16 victory for Newton's squad. The said match featured Newton completing 21 out of 34 passes for 246 yards. He also added five touchdowns for the NFL team. Devin Funchess pitched in 64 yards and a touchdown in four receptions. As for Jonathan Steward, he had 21 attempts for 102 yards. The Carolina Panthers now hold an impressive 10-0 record.
"I keep saying it, and I hope you guys get the ring, none of that in November is really important,'' shared Newton via ESPN. The Carolina Panthers quarterback added, "We want to be relevant come January, February. That's where our eyes are on, but yet making the most of our journey each and every time we get.''
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